CLE presentation on the foreclosure crisis and the practice of law (Video)

Title Insurance with Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
Continuing Legal Education (CLE): "The effects of the foreclosure crisis on the practice of law: How to avoid the pitfalls"

On March 10, 2011, Hallmark Abstract Service was honored to participate in a CLE program that was produced jointly by the Westchester Women's Bar Association and the Puerto Rican Bar Association.

Attended by approximately 50 attorney's, the event included an introduction by Acting New York Secretary of State Ruth Colon and a discussion of attorney ethics by Maria Matos of the New York State Supreme Court and Andral Brotman, Principal Attorney of the New York State Appellate Division First Department.

I was joined in discussing the foreclosure crisis by Kathleen Daly of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz Edelman and Dicker LLP, and Dale Robyn Siegel of the Circle Mortgage Group.

The event was organized through the hard work of Stephanie Melowskey of New England Community Bank and Jacqueline Hattar of Wilson, Elser.

In the coming days I am going to provide an overview of the topics that I covered including MERS, securitizations and potential ramifications on the title industry.

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Michael Haltman, Partner
Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205
Jericho, New York 11753
516.741.4723 (P)
516.741.6838 (F)


Comments (2)

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Michael, I thought you were a very comfortable and engaging speaker and you spoke with authority, and didn't do any awkward pausing or "you knows" or "Uh..." --good job! Coming from a TV/theater background, I am more critical than most.

I would have been happier without the young man's yawn part way through, but nothing could be done about THAT!


Mar 22, 2011 07:23 PM
Michael Haltman
Hallmark Abstract Service LLC - Jericho, NY
At HAS The Title Is Always Cleared!

Thank you very much Gayle. I think in some parts of the world a yawn is a way of expressing interest. Or maybe not.

Mar 22, 2011 10:10 PM